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These photos of orphaned baby sloths in Costa Rica have melted our hearts

Daenerys Targaryen may be the Mother of Dragons in Game Of Thrones, but Sam Trull is the Mother of Sloths in real life – which is much cooler, right?<p>Trull is the co-founder and Sloth Director (coolest title ever?) of The Sloth Institute located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. She’s lived there since …

This is why the 1920s were the Golden Age of car design

Many zero in on a manufacturer, category, country of origin, or, in the case of one lovely collection to be auctioned in Monaco next month, an era.<p>The sale will take place at an RM Sotheby's auction on May 14 which runs concurrent to the historical Grand Prix of Monaco.<p>Interestingly, all lots are …

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10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, and sunshine.<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …

Gardening

10 Italian destinations frequented by the super rich

To find out where the rich travel when they go to the European nation, RoutePerfect.com has shared data for the most popular Italian destinations booked by wealthy travellers on a luxury budget, who spend an average of £13,900 ($20,000) on their overall trip.<p>The ranking is based on over 150,000 …

Italy

This Quaint Austrian Town Gives Us Serious Wanderlust

Hallstatt the country's oldest — and prettiest — village.<p>Take out your passports — if you haven't ventured over to the Continent recently, you'll want to visit the most picturesque town in Europe. The village of Hallstatt, nestled between between towering mountains and a peaceful lake, is Austria's …

Travel

17 Rocky Mountain Adventures To Take In This Lifetime

For purple mountain majesties...<p><i>Update: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that #12 was the Blue Lake near Telluride.</i>

Switzerland for Adventurers

Paragliding

Road Trip: Must-See Ghost Towns of Colorado

One century’s gold is another one’s ghosts.<p>Gold rush fever marked many of Colorado’s mountain towns in the late 19th century, but eventually faded to …

Eleven necessities for budget hiking trips

Seeing the view from the top of a mountain after a tough hike doesn't need to come at a huge expense. With the right budget, you can get the right …

A 'mountain' of cars from 1970s found in abandoned Ceredigion slate mine

Urban explorer Gregory Rivolet said the site was 'surreal'<p>Dozens of abandoned cars have been found 65ft underground in a former slate mine.<p>Gregory Rivolet, 31, spent four hours looking around the site and said about 100 cars, which he thought dated back to the 1970s, were 19m underground.<p>Mr …

Lexi

24 Things You Wouldn't Expect Car Companies to Make

When carmakers get creative.<p>In January, Honda made the first U.S. deliveries of its latest product: The HondaJet, a light business aircraft meant to compete with the Cessna Citation and Embraer Phenom. Honda is not the first car company to make an airplane, of course, and delivery is just the …

General Motors

15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

The stars at night are big and bright...

The Workout That Will Literally Lift Your Butt

Wave those glutes in the air.<p>Your glutes are designed to be the largest, most powerful muscle group in your entire body. And when all of your booty muscles are strong and metabolically active, you’ll have more power for your workouts, increased support for your hips and spine, and improved strength …

Workouts

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …